IMPORTANT! Due to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) health crisis, events listed on this website may be canceled or postponed. Please refer to the event organizer's website for possible schedule changes. CLICK HERE for a special message from the ArtsNowRI.
One Library at a Time…Washington Park Library
Washington Park Library has a wonderful history. The building actually began as a firehouse, at the turn of the 20th century, when fire engines were still horse drawn. Upstairs, in the un-renovated upper floors, the firemen’s wooden equipment lockers are still standing. Sadly and contrary to popular belief, the firemen’s pole has been jettisoned.
In 1950, the City of Providence gave the firehouse to Providence Public Library for use as a branch
1316 Broad Street, Providence, RI 02905